HOOPS ROUNDUP: Libby charges back in fourth quarter for win over Eureka

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LIBBY — Libby poured in 20 points in the fourth quarter — more than it tallied in the first three combined — to roar from behind and beat a stunned Eureka squad 38-31 on Tuesday night in the Battle of the Kootenai at Libby High School.

Shannon Reny scored a game-high 12 points, nine of which came in the fourth quarter to help Libby complete the comeback. Jayden Winslow added 10 for the Loggers, the only other player to reach double figures in the game.

Cassie Hammack paced the Lions, who led 25-18 after three quarters, with eight points.

Eureka 7 12 6 6 — 31

Libby 7 8 3 20 — 38

EUREKA: Megan Hanson 4, Avory Escobar 3, Sienna Utter 4, Maggie Graves 4, Karlee Frost 3, Cassie Hammack 8, Erryn Thier 5.

LIBBY: Alli Collins 6, Jayden Winslow 10, Khalyn Hageness 6, Shannon Reny 12, Brooklyn Rainer 4.

Missoula Sentinel 55, Ronan 40

MISSOULA — Micalann McCrea’s 19 points and Ronan’s surge in the fourth quarter weren’t enough to overcome a steady Missoula Sentinel.

Four Spartans scored eight points or more in a balanced offensive effort, led by Lexi Deden’s 12.

Sentinel carried a 33-21 lead into halftime and stretched it to 45-25 after the third quarter.

Ronan 12 9 4 15 — 40

Sentinel 16 17 12 10 — 55

ronan: Micalann McCrea 19, Tiana Ulutoa 3, Regan Clairmont 5, Jaelynn Askan 4, Louetta Conko-Camel 5, Kianna Finley 4.

sentinel: Lauren Bingham 1, Shelby Schweyen 8, Emma Blakely 7, Grace Stayner 4, Kylie Frohlich 8, Kayla Daily 9, Lexi Deden 12, Ashley McElmurry 2, Cheyenne Deden 5.

Boys

Libby 52, Eureka 37

LIBBY — Libby jumped out to a huge early lead and held onto it in a double-digit win over Eureka in the Battle of the Kootenai.

Ryggs Johnston scored a game-high 15 points for the Loggers, and Jay Beagle added 11.

Libby led 18-3 after the first quarter and 30-9 at the half.

Colton Cooper led Eureka’s four scorers with 13 points.

Eureka 3 6 15 13 — 37

Libby 18 12 15 7 — 52

EUREKA: AJ Pacella 9, Colton Cooper 13, Alex Lowe 4, Jake Kindel 11.

LIBBY: Brian Peck 9, Ryan Goodman 5, Ryggs Johnston 15, Jay Beagle 11, Logan Christensen 2, Nik Jones 4, Keith Johnson 5, Tim Goodman 1.

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